Motion Graphics: 10 Exercises

10  motion graphics exercises using After Effects or Maya

#1 is a plexus like animation made with mash for Maya that has trails that connects to the nearest point which expands outwards then condenses into a ball by using a volume axis field. I followed this youtube tutorial here: https://youtu.be/YpQ7_t56Go0

#2 Is a curl noise effect made with mash for Maya using a head from the content browser and using a signal node set to curl noise.
I followed this tutorial here: https://youtu.be/Z_7yOMYYIS8

#3 Is another plexus animation made with mash for Maya using a few mash nodes and connecting them to n-particles I was able to trap the balls inside of an invisible sphere. The balls were textured with substance painter.

#4 Is a water animation made with TrapCode Mir, there was quite a few settings that needed to be tweaked with lighting, material, geometry, and fractal settings to make this one. I followed this youtube tutorial here: https://youtu.be/sm-HbbalEy8

#5 Is a Particle animation that traces the edges of a png image using a few layered Trapcode Particular effects with various settings. I followed this youtube tutorial here: https://youtu.be/irliy9QsaR8

#6 Is an exercise we did in class to move a ship with expressions in After Effects.

#7 Is an exercise we did in class to create moving masks with lighting and shadows in After Effects.

#8 Is an exercise we did in class to create a moving composition from a still image without losing part of the image, we masked out the two characters, filled in the background, and assembled everything in After Effects to create motion.

#9 is a motion tracking exercise that was done in class, I recorded peter with his baton then brought the footage into After Effects where I tracked the motion of the baton and had text follow that motion.

#10 Is an exercise we did in class to create a form of particles using particle systems 2 in After Effects, I made tornado of bubbles by messing around with the settings on this effect.

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About Ryan Williams

I’m Ryan Williams, I'm currently majoring in Digital Media and Animation. My primary focus is 3D/2D art and 3D animations. Programs i currently use for 3D art/animations are Maya and substance painter/designer. Mediums i use for 2D art consist of charcoal, pen/ink, pencil, Photoshop, and illustrator.
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